Russian Academy of Science Awards
(excerpts from the gold medals and prizes Statute)

Russian Academy of  Science for encouraging the outstanding scientific achievments, scientific discoveries and inventions of major scientific and practical value awards scientists with gold medals and prizes named in honour of prominent Russian scientists.

The dates of awarding coincide with the birthday of the scientist whose honour the medal or prize was named in.

In the gold medal competition, that is organized once in five years, a person may take part individually only. In seeking after prize (once in three years) may be presented both the works by author himself (as a rule) and main co-authors also, but no more then three persons.